Seau’s Family to sue NFL

Junior Seau’s family has sued the NFL claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football in the NFL.

The wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in San Diego, blames the NFL for its “acts or omissions” that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head.

It states Seau developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from those hits, and accuses the NFL of deliberately ignoring and concealing evidence of the risks associated with traumatic brain injuries.

Seau died at age 43 of a self-inflicted gunshot in May. He was diagnosed with CTE, based on posthumous tests, earlier this month.

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